He is a career .212 hitter with 38 home runs, 55 doubles and 130 RBI in 466 games.
General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Lee would begin his offseason throwing program next Monday and be ready for the start of spring training.
"Originally we planned to have him throwing in mid-November, but we moved it back because he had been sick for about a week," Amaro said. "His strength is back now. His elbow feels good. He’s pain-free and doing great, ready to begin his normal throwing program on Dec. 1."
The Phillies are hopeful Lee, who was limited to 13 starts in 2014, is past his elbow problems.
"We think he’s over it," Amaro said. "He’s been able to do all his strength work and he hasn’t felt it at all. We’ll know more when he starts throwing."
The terms of the deal are a four-year contract worth $88 million, a source told FOX Sports. The deal includes a fifth-year vesting option valued at $22 million.
Ramirez is expected to play in left field with the Red Sox also agreeing to a contract with third baseman Pablo Sandoval and with Xander Bogaerts remaining at shortstop for Boston.
"After praying on my decision many times and talking to my wife, my father and ex-players who have gone through the same process toward the end of their careers, I have decided to retire,'' Willingham said. "I felt like it wouldn't be fair to myself, and more importantly to the team that was paying me a lot of money to perform at a high level, if there was a chance my dedication would waver -- particularly as the season got longer. I'm honored to have played for as many years as I have, and I feel even luckier to walk away on my own terms instead of having the decision made for me.''
Willingham spent the 2014 season with the
Seager, 23, posted career highs in home runs (25), RBI (96), batting average (.268), slugging percentage (.454) and OPS (.788) in 2014. He has a .262/.328/.429 slash through his first four seasons in the majors.
Ross, who is a 13-year MLB veteran, hit .184 with seven home runs and 15 RBI in 50 games last season for Boston.
Eovaldi was 6-14 with a 4.37 ERA in 33 starts last season, while Miley went 8-12 with a 4.34 ERA in 33 starts. Both players have four years of MLB experience.
"(Twins general manager) Terry Ryan and I have talked several times, and there's definitely a common interest there, for sure," Hunter said.
The Twins drafted Hunter in the first round of the 1993 draft. He appeared in games for Minnesota from 1997-2007 before playing for the Angels and Tigers.
"I would come over to win," he said of his reasons for potentially returning to Minnesota. "All that stuff everybody talks about, 'a great guy in the clubhouse,' that's extra -- that's not No. 1. The No. 1 thing is look at my numbers. They're still the same, one of the most consistent hitters in baseball over my career.
"But sometimes I guess my character and clubhouse presence and just that fire that I have, I think, overshadows a lot. But no matter what, if I didn't put up those numbers, I don't care what kind of personality or drive you have, not many people are going to want you. The only reason you're going to want me is because of my play."
Free agent outfielder
Cabrera has been previously linked to the Blue Jays, White Sox and Royals this offseason.
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